Historical Events For July - 23
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
1959 On July - 23 vP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR
1960 On July - 23 15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1961 On this day in history betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
1961 On this day in history esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75
1964 Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage on this day in history.
1964 Jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74 on this day in history.
1965 Beatles "Help" is released in the UK on this day in history.
1966 On this day in history cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
1966 On this day in history napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"
1966 On July - 23 donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60
1967 43 killed in racial rebellion in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires) on this day in history.
1967 Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons on this day in history.
1967 On July - 23 race riots claiming 43 erupts in Detroit
1968 On July - 23 fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt
1968 PLO's first hijacking of an El Al plane on this day in history.
1968 On July - 23 race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 cops killed
1968 Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets) on July - 23.
1969 On July - 23 deli Floyd, writer, dies
1971 Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France
1972 The first Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched on July - 23.
1973 On this day in history ozark AL plane knocked out of the air by lightning, St Louis-36 die
1973 Eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1974 Greek military dictatorship collapses on July - 23.
1974 Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90 on July - 23.
1976 On this day in history wings release "Let 'em In"
1976 On this day in history wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64
1977 On this day in history washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Moslems on hostage charges
1977 René de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79 on July - 23.
1978 Israeli cabinet rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas on July - 23.
1979 On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroid #2736 Ops
1979 Keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31 on July - 23.
1980 On this day in history billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya
1980 River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter on this day in history.